Estonian Army Uniforms and Insignia, 1936-44Автор:
Fred Limberg, Ted Koppel Издательство:
International Graphics CorporationISBN:
This is an attempt to present, for the first time in English, comprehensive details of the appearance of Estonian troops during the end of that nation's period of independence, continuing in some cases through the occupations of the Second World War. Although Estonia fell finally to the Soviets in 1944, there are indications that occasional Estonian military uniforms were still seen (for example, some higher ranking officers in Germany) to the end of the war in 1945. As the three main types of Army uniforms existing (or instituted) in 1936 were the officer/career NCO, the troops serving their compulsory military duty, and the most colorful cavalry, this series will be broken up into three parts, each one incorporating also rank insignia, badges and other aspects of this previously neglected topic of modern history.